Economic Development http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Public buyers adapting to accelerated government spending http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending#comments Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 11 May 2018 21:35:00 +0000 81991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Learning to share http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/learning-share <div class="field-deck"> The sharing economy offers cities new partnerships and benefits, but some have had trouble in adapting to the model </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sharing economy offers cities new partnerships and benefits, but some have had trouble in adapting to the model.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/learning-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/learning-share#comments Economic Development Public Transit Housing Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:11:00 +0000 81771 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Photo courtesy of Lyft.</p> Leaders of rebuffed Amazon HQ2 candidate cities get reflective over bidding process http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/leaders-rebuffed-amazon-hq2-candidate-cities-get-reflective-over-bidding-proces <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty North American localities are celebrating making the second round of Amazon’s second headquarters selection process. But leaders of many of the 200+ cities that were rejected have gotten reflective over their disqualifications.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/leaders-rebuffed-amazon-hq2-candidate-cities-get-reflective-over-bidding-proces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/leaders-rebuffed-amazon-hq2-candidate-cities-get-reflective-over-bidding-proces#comments Economic Development Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:15:00 +0000 80741 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Amazon customer service center in Huntington, W. Va. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amazon.com_Customer_Service_Center_(Huntington,_West_Virginia)_003.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.&nbsp;</p> Shortlist for second Amazon headquarters announced http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/shortlist-second-amazon-headquarters-announced <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon has whittled down the 238-plus proposals it received for its new headquarters to 20 potential locations, and mayors are already reacting to the news. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/shortlist-second-amazon-headquarters-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/shortlist-second-amazon-headquarters-announced#comments Economic Development Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:44:00 +0000 80721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Map of the 20 potential locations Amazon has selected for its second headquarters. The 20 were pared down from over 238 applicant localities&nbsp;across North America.</p> Cities expand borders through annexations http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/cities-expand-borders-through-annexations <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes cities outgrow their limits. Other times, they expand to accomplish specific economic development goals. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/cities-expand-borders-through-annexations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/cities-expand-borders-through-annexations#comments Economic Development Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:02:00 +0000 80671 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Deadwoon, S.D.&#39;s main street. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deadwood_22-6-2004_-_panoramio.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> American City & County's 2017 Crown Communities Awards http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards <div class="node-body article-body">Each year American City & County honors new impactful and innovative public projects that communities across the nation completed with the Crown Community awards. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards#comments Economic Development Green Building Fire GIS & GPS Housing Law Enforcement Bonus Content Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0000 80561 at http://americancityandcounty.com Texas capital introduces street music pilot program http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/texas-capital-introduces-street-music-pilot-program <div class="node-body article-body">Austin, Texas, musicians could soon get paid to perform their craft in the streets — courtesy of the city government.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/texas-capital-introduces-street-music-pilot-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/texas-capital-introduces-street-music-pilot-program#comments Economic Development Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:43:00 +0000 80531 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fly_By_Night_Rounders_at_Woolworth_Walk_Asheville_NC_01.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Incubating an economy http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/incubating-economy <div class="field-deck"> Cities are using different approaches to cultivate small business growth through publicly-funded incubators </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities are using different approaches to cultivate small business growth through publicly-funded incubators.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/incubating-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/incubating-economy#comments Economic Development Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:40:00 +0000 80431 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Peachtree Corners, Ga.&#39;s Prototype Prime incubator. Image via City of Peachtree Corners.</p> Bill Gates-controlled investment firm plans to build smart city in Arizona desert http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/bill-gates-controlled-investment-firm-plans-build-smart-city-arizona-desert <div class="node-body article-body">What’s currently a swathe of Arizona desert will become the first smart city built from scratch.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/bill-gates-controlled-investment-firm-plans-build-smart-city-arizona-desert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/bill-gates-controlled-investment-firm-plans-build-smart-city-arizona-desert#comments Economic Development Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:56:00 +0000 80211 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates owns the parent company of Belmont Partners, which purchased the land for the eventual smart city. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bill_Gates_MSC_2017.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Michigan capital files zoning records lawsuit against neighboring Lansing Township http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns <div class="node-body article-body">Lansing, Mich. is suing the nearby Lansing Township over a 2015 moratorium that the mayor says cost the city several million dollars. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns#comments Economic Development Parks & Recreation Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:06:00 +0000 80091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lansing, Mich. City Hall. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lansing_City_Hall.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>